If you’re looking for a meaningful career—one that helps and inspires those around you—then there are few better choices than a career in social work. Social workers touch the lives of those around them, and find that lifestyle personally rewarding. And the best social workers have patience, kind-hearted personalities, and strong communication skills that make them people others always feel comfortable turning to.
As a professional career choice, social work inspires those with the desire to help others and to promote social and economic justice. And a bachelor’s degree in social work leads to career opportunities that serve individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. If you have decided to pursue a degree in social work, then you understand the great value that social workers hold today and that the need for your help is consistently ripening. You know that earning your bachelor’s degree will place you on a rewarding career path, one that can move you in countless directions.
Where will that path take you?
There are many specializations, industries, and opportunities within the field of social work. You can serve individuals, families, organizations, or communities. You can help those suffering from trauma, addiction, disability, poverty, or terminal illnesses. You can work in public welfare, prisons, or the school system. No matter what path you choose to walk down, there are certain core skills you will need to carry close: flexibility, empathy, self-sufficiency, resiliency, respect, strength. These are qualities that you will develop in your social work program so that they can be maximized to their fullest potential.
A degree in social work leads to career opportunities that serve individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Goodwin College’s social work program students are prepared to become effective social workers by using strength-based practice skills that build upon the resiliency and self-sufficiency of all client systems. And with mental health support increasing every year across the nation, the demand for qualified, flexible mental health professionals across the board is high.
Overall employment of social workers is expected grow 19% between 2012 and 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So now is the time to pursue your future in social work!